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charades

/ (ʃəˈrɑːdz) /
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noun

(functioning as singular) a parlour game in which one team acts out each syllable of a word, the other team having to guess the word

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C18: from French charade entertainment, from Provençal charrado chat, from charra chatter, of imitative origin
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